Syfy’s 12 Monkeys, their adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s 1995 time travel thriller of the same name, is set to debut in less than two weeks, and the network has been pushing their latest endeavor hard in the days leading up to the premiere. And that includes this latest offering, which is the first nine minutes of the pilot conveniently packaged for your consumption. Check it out below.
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens now less than a year away, that’s obviously been the hot topic of discussion when it comes to Star Wars, but there’s so much else going on. Not only are the Episode movies in the works, but Lucasfilm has a handful of standalone movies on the way as well. At the tail end of December, we heard that the first film could focus on some version of Han Solo and feature Aaron Paul. That, however, was apparently news to the Breaking Bad star.
Even though Paul was linked to the film, and possibly up for one of the leads, there was no word on what his role would be and whether or not he was being considered to play the iconic space rogue. Though he doesn’t really fit the mold, so it’s easy to assume they were talking about another character. The initial report said he was “looking to be attached” to the film, whatever the hell that means, but according to this tweet, that’s not the case:
As much as we love science fiction on TV, on the big screen, on the comics page, and in video game form, there’s just something irreplaceable about digging into a good book. There’s no shortage of new sci-fi adventures hitting shelves on a regular basis, but GFR is your one-stop shop to keep up with what’s hitting shelves in a given week. Here’s what’s new on the Giant Freakin’ Bookshelf!
“City 1″ by Gregg Rosenblum
From the creators of Homeland and American Horror Story comes City 1, the chilling finale to the Revolution 19 trilogy.
The time has come to win the cities back from the bots — or die trying.
After finally reuniting at a rebel camp, siblings Nick, Kevin, and Cass are willing to do anything to stay together — and free their parents from bot rule. But the leader of the rebel camp has her own ideas. Cruel and determined, General Clay won’t let anything stand in the way of her plan to destroy the robots and all the brainwashed humans. For Nick, Kevin, and Cass, this means their parents’ lives are at stake, but they can’t desert the rebels when they’re so close to freedom. How far will they go to save the world they believe in?
Syfy’s 12 Monkeys is now less than two weeks away, and the network is doing their damndest to hype up their latest foray into creating original content. We recently explored some of the ways the show will be different from Terry Gilliam’s 1995 film, and now there’s this short video tease, as well as some new images that shed light on the world the series tries to create.
This video doesn’t really do much besides hint at some action and dangle the idea of fate out there for the audience. Like the film, the premise revolves around a future world decimated by a vicious plague, where the survivors send James Cole (Aaron Stanford) back in time on a mission to prevent this pandemic, thus saving the human race.
We may be more than five months away from Mad Max: Fury Road, but we can’t get enough of George Miller’s return to the post-apocalyptic wastes he first visited with Mel Gibson back in 1979. And now, to brighten up your day, here is a collection of new photos from the film, and they look as badass and insane as we could possibly hope for.
These popped up on Reddit, though they look like they come from a magazine (perhaps that issue of Empire that we saw the Fury Road-themed cover for a while back, but we can’t be sure). It’s not as much where they come from that concerns us as what they show, and they show plenty.
Put Bruce Willis in anything even remotely action-oriented and I’m there. You want to add a sci-fi edge to said movie? Even better. And that’s exactly what we’re getting, plus a healthy dose of debauchery, with the upcoming thriller Vice. We’ve seen a trailer, and a photo with shaggy-haired Thomas Jane, who also stars, but as the January 16 release date approaches, now we have this new clip for you to peruse.
Willis plays Julian Michaels, some kind of slick scientist/businessman type who has created the ultimate resort, a place called Vice. At least that’s what he shows on the surface, you can tell there’s some shady shit going on. Anything goes in Vice, as the wealthy clientele is free to indulge their wildest, most base desires and fantasies with robots that look, think, and feel like humans. In this way it sounds very similar to the upcoming HBO series Westworld, among others.